Barber, Walter

Barber, (Walter Lanier) “Red”

(1908–92) baseball broadcaster; born in Columbus, Miss. He was the broadcaster for the Brooklyn Dodgers and the New York Yankees from 1939 to 1966. Known for his colorful phrases, such as "sitting in the catbird seat," he was elected to baseball's Hall of Fame in 1978. He enjoyed a "revival" in the final decade of his life as a weekly sports commentator on the National Public Broadcasting System.
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.
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